MY MOVIES: SHORT FILMS (DVD)

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1.
Sandow, No. 1 (1894 Documentary)
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Eugen Sandow, who claims to be the strongest man in the world, appears in the Edison Company's film studio. (1 mins.)
 
2.
Annabelle Serpentine Dance (1895 Documentary)
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Annabelle (Whitford) Moore performs one of her popular dance routines. She uses her dance steps and her long, flowing skirts to create a variety of visual patterns. (1 mins.)
 
3.
Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895 Documentary)
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A man opens the big gates to the Lumière factory. Through the gateway and a smaller doorway beside it... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
4.
Tables Turned on the Gardener (1895 Short Film)
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A gardener is watering his flowers, when a mischievous boy sneaks up behind his back, and puts a foot on the water hose... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
5.
The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon (1895 Documentary)
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Members of the French Photographic Society arrive from a riverboat to their congress venue in Neuville-sur-Saône on a summer day... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
6.
Baby's Dinner (1895 Documentary)
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A baby is seated at a table between its cheerful parents, Auguste and Marguerite Lumière. While the father is feeding the baby with a spoon... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
7.
The Arrival of a Train (1896 Documentary)
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A group of people are standing in a straight line along the platform of a railway station, waiting for a train... (1 mins.)
 
8.
Promenade of Ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens (1896 Documentary)
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Fin de siécle elegance. A parade of sorts passes in front of a stationary camera. An ostrich pulls a cart in which two well-dressed girls sit... (1 mins.)
 
9.
Poultry-Yard (1896 Documentary)
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Two girls do one of their chores. Standing alongside a tree-lined farmhouse, two children who are about... (1 mins.)
 
10.
Carmaux: Drawing Out the Coke (1896 Documentary)
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Carmaux is in south-central France, near the Tarn River. As a brick of coke, about four feet high and three feet wide... (1 mins.)
 
11.
Cock Fight (1896 Documentary)
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12.
Children Digging for Clams (1896 Documentary)
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One toddler and about ten children, not yet adolescents, use a shovel, rakes, and nets to scour an eddy... (1 mins.)
 
13.
Loading a Boiler (1896 Documentary)
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A stationary camera placed amidships looks toward the round end of a 10- or 12-foot boiler that's been loaded onto the open deck... (1 mins.)
 
14.
Feeding the Doves (1896 Documentary)
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A woman and a young girl each carry containers of bird feed, and they toss occasional handfuls to the chickens and doves in the farmyard. Most of the chickens stay nearby, but the doves occasionally fly off and then return to eat more. (1 mins.)
Director: James H. White
 
15.
Lion, London Zoological Garden (1896 Documentary)
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A male lion, right next to bars that are about 6 or 8 inches apart, keenly watches a uniformed zoo attendant toss small morsels of food into the cage... (1 mins.)
 
16.
William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (1896 Documentary)
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"This view was taken upon Mr. McKinley's lawn at his home in Canton, Ohio. Mr. McKinley appears walking across the lawn in company with his Secretary... (1 mins.)
 
17.
Childish Quarrel (1896 Documentary)
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"Two babies are shown seated in high chairs and apparently enjoying themselves. Suddenly one snatches a toy from the other, and they indulge in hair-pulling." (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
18.
The Derby (1896 Documentary)
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(1 mins.)
Director: Robert W. Paul
 
19.
Démolition d'un mur (1896 Documentary)
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Auguste Lumière directs four workers in the demolition of an old wall at the Lumière factory. One worker is pressing the wall inwards with a jackscrew... (1 mins.)
Director: Louis Lumière
 
20.
Rough Sea at Dover (1896 Documentary)
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The sea is quite rough, and at Dover a series of heavy waves pounds against a pier and along the adjacent shoreline. The scene then shifts to a different view of flowing water, and shows a heavy current from a point along a riverbank. (1 mins.)
Director: Birt Acres
 
21.
The Adventures of Dollie (1908 Short Film)
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing... (12 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
22.
A Corner in Wheat (1909 Short Film)
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A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
23.
The Sealed Room (1909 Short Film)
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover. (11 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
24.
Those Awful Hats (1909 Short Film)
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Set in an early cinema house, this comic short illustrates the problems with the gals' hats obscuring the movie patron's line of vision. (2 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
25.
The Unchanging Sea (1910 Short Film)
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In this story set at a seaside fishing village and inspired by a Charles Kingsley poem, a young couple's happy life is turned about by an accident... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
26.
The Usurer (1910 Short Film)
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A wealthy, callous moneylender finds a terrifying way to learn about money's limitations. (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
27.
Enoch Arden: Part I (1911 Short Film)
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Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
28.
His Trust: The Faithful Devotion and Self-Sacrifice of an Old Negro Servant (1911 Short Film)
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A Confederate officer is called off to war. He leaves his wife and daughter in the care of George, his faithful Negro servant... (14 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
29.
The Miser's Heart (1911 Short Film)
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Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building. (18 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
30.
The Last Drop of Water (1911 Short Film)
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A wagon train heading west across the great desert runs out of water, and is attacked by Indians. One man... (18 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
31.
An Unseen Enemy (1912 Short Film)
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The physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
32.
Friends (1912 Short Film)
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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners. (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
33.
One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912 Short Film)
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Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor... (15 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
34.
The Burglar's Dilemma (1912 Short Film)
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house... (15 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
35.
The Lesser Evil (1912 Short Film)
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A young woman's peaceful existence is shattered when she is abducted by the crew of a boat of smugglers, who then also turn against their captain. (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
36.
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912 Short Film)
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A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
37.
The New York Hat (1912 Short Film)
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When Mrs. Harding dies, she leaves a mysterious letter to her pastor. The note tells how her cold, miserly husband worked her to death... (16 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
38.
The Painted Lady (1912 Short Film)
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social... (12 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
39.
The Sunbeam (1912 Short Film)
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Set in a tenement boarding house, a lonely confirmed bachelor occupies a room across the hall from a dour spinster... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
40.
Death's Marathon (1913 Short Film)
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Two business partners pursue the same woman. She accepts the marriage proposal of the irresponsible partner... (17 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
41.
The Battle of Elderbush Gulch (1913 Short Film)
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The fact that an Indian tribe is eating puppies starts an action packed battle in a western town. (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
42.
The Mothering Heart (1913 Short Film)
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A young couple struggle to get ahead, the wife always assuaging the troubles of her melancholy husband... (29 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
43.
The Massacre (1912 Short Film)
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The story of the massacre of an Indian village, and the ensuing retaliation. (20 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
“ D.W. GRIFFITH'S BIOGRAPH SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
44.
Un Chien Andalou (1929 Short Film)
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Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery. (16 mins.)
Director: Louis Bunuel
 
45.
Boy and Bicycle (1965 Short Film)
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A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world. (27 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tony Scott
“ THE DUELLISTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
46.
Six Men Getting Sick (1966 Short Film)
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A short continuously looping animation of six grotesque human figures vomiting. (4 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH ” - Andredidymedome
 
47.
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967 Short Film)
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While monitored and pursued, a man races to escape through a futuristic labyrinth. (15 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ THX-1138 ” - Andredidymedome
 
48.
The Alphabet (1968 Short Film)
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A woman's dark and absurdist nightmare vision comprising a continuous recitation of the alphabet and bizarre living representations of each letter. (4 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH ” - Andredidymedome
 
49.
Intervals (1969 Short Film)
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A short film which has its emphasis on back street walls with peeling posters and the constant pedestrian traffic in the foreground... (7 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
50.
The Grandmother (1970 Short Film)
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A young boy plants some strange seeds and they grow into a grandmother. (34 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH ” - Andredidymedome
 
51.
H Is for House (1973 Short Film)
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Experimental short film set in the English countryside, with strange narration which has a particular focus on objects beginning with the letter 'H'. (10 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
52.
The Amputee (1974 Short Film)
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A double leg amputated woman sits and writes a long meandering letter while her ineffective nurse attempts to attend to her stumps. (9 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ THE SHORT FILMS OF DAVID LYNCH ” - Andredidymedome
 
53.
Water Wrackets (1975 Short Film)
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Hypnotic photography of swirling rivers and misty ponds and droning music (not Michael Nyman for a change)... (12 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
54.
Windows (1975 Short Film)
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A sort of documentary on the people known to have fallen out of windows in a certain time frame in a certain geographical location... (4 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
55.
Dear Phone (1976 Short Film)
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A narrator relates a variety of peculiar stories involving characters with the initials HC and their dealings with telephones... (17 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
56.
Vertical Features Remake (1978 Short Film)
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Tongue-in-cheek, early Greenaway short reflects the incredibly meticulous encyclopedic nature of his early films... (44 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE FALLS ” - Andredidymedome
 
57.
A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist (1979 Short Film)
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An anonymous narrator outlines a bizarre journey taken through "H", aided by a series of extraordinary maps... (41 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE SHORTS ” - Andredidymedome
 
58.
The Falls (1980)
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The planet has been affected by a mysterious occurrence known as the Violent Unknown Event, or V.U.E... (195 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ PETER GREENAWAY: THE FALLS ” - Andredidymedome
 
59.
Bedhead (1991 Short Film)
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Two feuding siblings find their usual mischief augmented when psychic powers are suddenly thrown into the mix. (8 mins.)